Michael Vick Reportedly Still with AAF's Atlanta Legends Despite Report

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistJanuary 11, 2019

ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 01: Former Atlanta Falcons player Michael Vick stands on the field prior to the game against the New Orleans Saints at the Georgia Dome on January 1, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
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Former NFL star Michael Vick will remain the offensive coordinator of the Alliance of American Football's Atlanta Legends, according to The Athletic's Jeff Schultz (h/t Pro Football Talk).

Earlier Thursday, FootballScoop (h/t Schultz) reported Vick had resigned from the role one day after former Minnesota Vikings coach Brad Childress stepped down as head coach of the Legends. 

The Atlanta Falcons' No. 1 pick in the 2001 NFL draft, Vick spent 13 years in the NFL with four teams, including the Philadelphia Eagles, New York Jets and Pittsburgh Steelers.

And while his playing days are behind him, the four-time Pro Bowler made it clear last year that he had a passion for coaching:

Vick added last October, per AAF.com's Joel Poiley:

"My heart is really into teaching the game of football. I feel like I've learned so much from so many great coaches over the years. I would definitely love to work with young quarterbacks and develop them and compete for a championship.

"(The Alliance) is a process about what it takes to become a complete football player, on and off the field. You’re not in college anymore; you're not going to class. Your full-time job is football. And that creates structure for you.

"But at the same time, you have to know what you want out of the game. As players and coaches, we've all experienced the importance of being a professional. That’s a responsibility we take seriously, and we look forward to watching these young men grow from college to pro and continue their careers as long as they want."

His first opportunity to coach came as the Legends' offensive coordinator.

Atlanta's season does not kick off until Feb. 9.

Former NFL quarterback Matt Simms and ex-Jacksonville Jaguar Denard Robinson are among the players on the Legends roster.

The Alliance of American Football is a developmental league that includes eight teams.


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